Mr. Richard Ward Stowers, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, AL. At the time of his death he resided at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home, but prior to that was a longtime resident of Montgomery, AL. He was born on October 15, 1936 in Rainbow Valley, AZ, son of the late Luther Hudson Stowers and the late Nettie Mae Phelps Stowers.
On October 18, 1958 he married his late wife Audrey Jean Ollenbittle of North Tonawanda, NY. They raised three children together, son Richard "Rick" Ward Stowers, Jr. (Melanie) of Tallahassee FL, son Bruce Alan Stowers (Cheryl) of Birmingham AL, and daughter Tracee Ann Stowers Tilley (Dwayne) of Montgomery AL. He was PawPaw and Grandpa to 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He is survived by his brothers Harold Stowers (Betty, aka. BJ) of California, Douglas Stowers (Carmen) of Washington, and Arthur Stowers of Texas. Preceding him in death are siblings Lyndell Stowers Blasingame and Thomas Stowers.
Funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Leak Memory Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with entombment immediately afterwards at Azalea Mausoleum. Dear friend Pastor Billy Duncan will be officiating.
To view a virtual livestream of the Celebration of Life Funeral please see Leak-Memory Chapel page on Facebook